(b. ca. 1400, Vicchio nell Mugello, d. 1455, Roma)

The Story of St Nicholas: St Nicholas saves the ship (detail)

Tempera and gold on panel
Pinacoteca, Vatican

Detail of the second predella paintings on the Perugia Triptych, depicting the filling grain sacks at Bari, where a ship waits to export it. The predella depicts the story of St Nicholas.

The second predella painting shows the meeting of St Nicholas with the messanger of the Emperor (on the left) and the miraculous saving of a ship (on the right).